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Richard Hollingham visits St. Brelade in Jersey to talk to a team of archaeologists who’re reappraising the caves to learn more about the Islands Neanderthal history...
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

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« Last Edit: 15/11/2011 17:22:47 by _system »

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« Reply #1 on: 15/11/2011 20:21:42 »
Interesting, although it sounds like a tedious excavation.

Quote from: from podcast page above
They found an area of shelter here that they're using for the sharing of meat, for the butchering of animals and for making flint tools and also burning material, potentially bone.

I don't believe bone would be considered a "burning material".  One might discard bones into a wood fire.... which might have the added benefit of removing smells from the bones, or perhaps it is a sign of cooking.  Oils in the longbones as well as cartilage might burn a little, but wouldn't be my choice for a burning material.

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« Reply #2 on: 15/11/2011 20:48:42 »
Presumably we can also learn that Neanderthal's also went there for tax free goodies and to keep offshore accounts !

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« Reply #3 on: 16/11/2011 04:41:54 »
Presumably we can also learn that Neanderthal's also went there for tax free goodies and to keep offshore accounts !
Oh...
Is that what happened...
The Homo Sapiens invented taxes....
and taxed the Neanderthals out of existence!!!

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« Reply #4 on: 16/11/2011 05:26:42 »
Whadya expletive mean? De Neandertols is still in Joisey.


(As a former native of New Jersey, I should point out that it really is a very nice place to live. I was able to go skiing after work and look at Manhattan all lit up in the distance!)
« Last Edit: 16/11/2011 07:09:58 by Geezer »

 

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